[Rushtalk] Most important 6 inches

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Fri Oct 3 15:45:14 MDT 2014


Farewell to Gen. James Mattis. His last quote is as good as it gets.

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March 18, 2013Â

Gen. James Mattis, known to his troops as "Mad 
Dog Mattis," is retiring after 41 years of military service.


The Marine Corps Times is calling Mattis the 
"most revered Marine in a generation. 
<<http://militarytimes.com/blogs/battle-rattle/2013/03/18/gen-james-mattis-now-its-time-to-go/>http://militarytimes.com/blogs/battle-rattle/2013/03/18/gen-james-mattis-now-its-time-to-go/>


1.. "I don't lose any sleep at night over the 
potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word."

(San Diego Union 
Tribune<<http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/19/mattisretiring/?page=4>http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/19/mattisretiring/?page=4>) 


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2.. "The first time you blow someone away is not 
an insignificant event. That said, there are some 
assholes in the world that just need to be shot."

(Business Insider 
<<http://www.businessinsider.com/general-maddog-mattiss-best-quotes-2013-1?op=1>http://www.businessinsider.com/general-maddog-mattiss-best-quotes-2013-1?op=1>) 



3.. "I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. 
But I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: 
If you screw with me, I'll kill you all." (said to the Iraqi leadership)

(San Diego Union 
Tribune<<http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/19/mattisretiring/?page=4>http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/19/mattisretiring/?page=4>) 



4.. "Find the enemy that wants to end this 
experiment (in American democracy) and kill every 
one of them until they're so sick of the killing 
that they leave us and our freedoms intact."

(San Diego Union 
Tribune<<http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/19/mattisretiring/?page=4>http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/19/mattisretiring/?page=4>) 



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5.. "Marines don't know how to spell the word defeat."

(Business Insider 
<<http://www.businessinsider.com/general-maddog-mattiss-best-quotes-2013-1?op=1>http://www.businessinsider.com/general-maddog-mattiss-best-quotes-2013-1?op=1>) 



6.. "Be polite, be professional but have a plan to kill everybody you meet."

(San Diego Union 
Tribune<<http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/19/mattisretiring/?page=4>http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/19/mattisretiring/?page=4>) 



7.. "The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears."

(San Diego Union 
Tribune<<http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/19/mattisretiring/?page=4>http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/19/mattisretiring/?page=4>) 



8.. "You are part of the world's most feared and 
trusted force. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon."

(Mattis' Letter To 1st Marine 
Division<<http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/Genmattisltr.jpg>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/Genmattisltr.jpg>) 


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9.. "There are hunters and there are victims. By 
your discipline, cunning, obedience and 
alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim."

(Business Insider 
<<http://www.businessinsider.com/general-maddog-mattiss-best-quotes-2013-1?op=1>http://www.businessinsider.com/general-maddog-mattiss-best-quotes-2013-1?op=1>) 



10. "No war is over until the enemy says it's 
over. We may think it over, we may declare it 
over, but in fact, the enemy gets to veto."

(Defense 
News<<http://www.defensenews.com/article/20100523/DEFFEAT03/5230301/Gen-James-Mattis>http://www.defensenews.com/article/20100523/DEFFEAT03/5230301/Gen-James-Mattis>) 



11. "There is nothing better than getting shot at 
and missed. It's really great.."

(San Diego Union 
Tribune<<http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/19/mattisretiring/?page=4>http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/19/mattisretiring/?page=4>) 



12. "You cannot allow any of your people to avoid 
the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream 
world, it's going to be bad."

(San Diego Union Tribune 
<<https://eaaspiv.dhs.gov/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx>https://eaaspiv.dhs.gov/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx>) 



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Gen. Mattis and Gen. Dempsey

13. "You go into Afghanistan , you got guys who 
slap women around for five years because they 
didn't wear a veil. You know, guys like that 
ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell 
of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually it's 
quite fun to fight them, you know. It's a hell of 
a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be 
right up there with you. I like brawling."

(CNNÂ 
<<http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/02/03/general.shoot/>http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/02/03/general.shoot/>) 



14. "I'm going to plead with you, do not cross 
us. Because if you do, the survivors will write 
about what we do here for 10,000 years."

(San Diego Union 
Tribune<<http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/19/mattisretiring/?page=4>http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/19/mattisretiring/?page=4>) 



15. "Demonstrate to the world there is 'No Better 
Friend, No Worse Enemy' than a U.S. Marine."

(Mattis' Letter To 1st Marine 
Division<<http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/Genmattisltr.jpg>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/Genmattisltr.jpg>) 



16. "Fight with a happy heart and strong spirit"

(Mattis' Letter To 1st Marine 
Division<<http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/Genmattisltr.jpg>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/Genmattisltr.jpg>) 



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And one final quote for returning Veterans...

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Is anybody surprised that Obama forced this man to retire early?





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